We believe special occasions should be scattered and spaced so that we can have funsy days all year through.
But then, you can’t change dates, can you? You’ve got to celebrate them when they come.
Anyways, Mummy and Daddy went on this lovely 'birthday dinner date' on Sunday night, to a beautiful ethnic Indian restaurant, complete with live music.
Now, why we cannot accompany Mummy on such family outings is something none of us can ever understand.
We have impeccable manners, we look and smell gorgeous (Of late, of green apple!), we are definitely less noisy and nowhere nearly as demanding as the human pups who are allowed to go. And we certainly are Family.
Besides, we so, so enjoy music. Especially soft classical.
Even now, as mummy is typing this, our favourite music is playing in the background. We find it extremely relaxing and can go on listening to it for hours...... Well, at least me.
Buddy snoozes off within 15 seconds of any music! If you want to hasten the process further, add a belly rub!
Here are some of the pictures from that dinner date. The place was resplendent (we used thesaurus for the BIG word!) with Indian Ethnic décor. There was a touch of the old world charm, which is magnificent!
Do you like that chandelier? It wasn’t very huge and opulent but certainly helped create a lot of Light and Shadow effects (which Mummy tried to capture, without much success!)
Chandelier or ‘Candle Holder’ is derived from the French word ‘Chandelle’ meaning candle. (Correct us Lola, if we are wrong here)
They were used to hold up candles in medieval churches and abbeys. It was the swing of a chandelier in the Pisa cathedral that prompted Galileo Galilie to work on the pendulum!
Over time, chandeliers have evolved into works of art. Different reflective materials have been tried.
In the 1800s, Daniel Swarovsky of Austria perfected the art of cutting leaded glass crystals to perfection. Swarovsky chandeliers, today, are some of the most expensive ones in the modern day décor. They no longer hold up candles but certainly add to the glamour and opulence of any room.
Some of India’s magnificent chandeliers are seen in the palaces in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh. In fact, the 6th largest chandelier in the world is in Jai Vilas Palace, Gwalior. (Click here HERE if you want to read about 7 largest chandeliers in the world)
That is an elaborate, etched design on a metallic door. Mummy wasn’t feeling adventurous enough or else she would certainly have gone through that door to find any hidden tunnel, if any!
Lovely reflections of light and shadows in the lobby and the corridors.
There were a number of oils for sale.
Mummy liked this the best. It said ‘Price on request’.
That is a lovely copper vase, with intricate designs etched into it.
Live Indian light-classical music…it always makes mummy very nostalgic and dreamy eyed and melancholy…..
Did you notice the chairs? They were wooden, with the same etched designs.
Mummy had a lovely time.
(Finally, he found some time to pose with Mummy)
But every few moments, she kept thinking of the two of us alone at home.
She almost NEVER leaves us back home at night, unless absolutely necessary.
We understand perfectly. The only thing we ask for is a bye-bye treat and our favourite music on the stereo.
We always wag her goodbye and go to sleep; and often, when she comes back and peeps in through the window silently, she finds us snoozing peacefully.
Besides, on occasions such as yesterday’s, we are far more comfortable and safer at home than in the car, with some valet moving it around time and again.
Now, I am a pretty adjusting, quiet and tolerant girl and it would take some very, very intriguing stuff and a lot of coaxing to get me down from the car when Mummy or Daddy aren’t around.
But Buddy eats, breathes and lives for adventure.
He would gladly go explore the garden or look for that imaginary cat.
And he might even decide to track Mummy and Daddy down with his Labra-nose and end up in the dining area! (Mummy secretly thinks that would be one GRRRT story to tell, though!)
Anyways, Mummy almost always brings back something special. Like yesterday she got her share of the dessert doggie-packed for us.
Guess it helps her assuage her guilt!! (We are getting good with big words, don’t you think?!)
OOooo! Mango ice-cream…smells lovely too!
I think we are finally done with pawtying for this week. We need to recover, my birthday is coming up.
It wouldn’t do for a girl to look tired and stressed on her birthday, would it now?